While he remained a prominent Canadian figure in the s, he continued to feel the sting of public accusations and private insinuations that charged that his actions led to unnecessary casualties.
Highly competent and innovative, Currie believed in training and using the lessons learned in battle. This fuse made shells explode on contact with barbed wire, which marked a huge improvement from the shells used during the Battle of the Somme, which would often leave barbed wire untouched but create huge craters.
They spent the coldest winter of the war strengthening defences, carrying out increasingly frequent raids on enemy trenches and gathering intelligence, in preparation for the spring offensive.
His willingness to demand more guns or preparation time prior to major assaults saved Allied lives and enhanced the prospects for success.
They returned to Canada following the war, arriving in Halifax on 17 August Nothing that could help soldiers succeed would be ignored. From to he served as president of the National Conference of Canadian Universities and was elected as a trustee of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in